Germany's BASF SE (BAS.XE) said Friday that it is extending a declaration of force majeure at its citral production plant in Ludwigshafen, as the clean-up process from a fire is taking longer than expected to complete.
BASF shut down the plant on October 31 and declared force majeure on its citral and isoprenol-based aroma ingredients. The chemical producer is now extending the declaration to include vitamin A, vitamin E and several carotenoids, which are used in the manufacture of pigments.
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The company said the repair and restart of the plant will take several weeks and it is currently evaluating the likely effects on customers.
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November 10, 2017 03:46 ET (08:46 GMT)